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How to Leave Your Legacy by Dispelling the Myths About Probate By: Attorney Kani Harvey Hightower Documents Being a probate lawyer, I hear it all. When I suggest that a client create a will or purchase life insurance, I hear myths such as, “If I do a will, I’ll die soon.” “I don’t need a will. My sister knows what I want. I can trust her decisions,” “Life insurance is only for people to profit off of me.” Or even, “I worked hard for my money. My children should struggle like I did.” The reality is that when many people are faced with the notion of their own mortality, they allow myths to sway them from doing the right thing – which is to leave a legacy for those they love. “Leaving a legacy” involves benefitting, rather than burdening, our loved ones when we’re gone. In other words, how to help, rather than hurt, loved ones when we die. This is often a hard concept to grasp – not because it is difficult or complicated, but because it requires us to reach into our minds and explore an area many of us choose to keep in the dark… the fact that life will go on, with or without us. The question is, how do we leave behind a legacy – a last message of love -- to those we care about most? Myth 1: “If I do a will, I’ll die soon.”

charity. If you want special people to know how much you cared, then let them know that you thought enough about them to create a will and include them in your legacy. If you are not in a position to leave property to anyone, then your will can still benefit your loved ones. It still names the person in charge, can dispense of a bond, and allows loved ones to see who you thought about, even if there is not much property to leave. Trust that in a will, the message of your love is loud and clear and will provide your loved ones with a piece of mind -- A piece of you. -- Essentially, your legacy. Myth 2: “I don’t need a will. My sister knows what I want. I can trust her decisions.” Everyone needs a will. If you want someone to be in charge, you can never ensure it will be them unless you state that in a valid legal document. Although you may trust your sister’s decisions, without a will, she may not be in charge. She will have to post a bond, and no matter what you told her, she will not decide who receives your property; the law will. Therefore, regardless of whom you loved, whom you no longer liked, or whether you promised someone something. Without a will, the law decides. Having a will avoids these uncertainties and lets you decide to whom you want to leave your legacy.

mortgages, continuing our charitable contributions, or even taking care of our future generations. A life insurance policy allows your legacy to continue through your loved ones. They can create a scholarship fund in your name, donate to a cause you supported, create accounts for your children’s education, and even pay off your mortgage so your family can benefit from your hard work. Most importantly, if your financial means are modest, your loved ones can afford your final arrangements without the stress of borrowing money or spending their savings. In essence, having life insurance is the single, best, most economical way to benefit your loved ones, give them a gift of love, and carry on your legacy. Myth 4: “I worked hard for my money. My children should struggle like I did.” Whether you choose to leave your children anything in your will or give them life insurance, it is your choice. However, just because you leave them something means that they must receive it all at once. The law has certain vehicles, such as a trust or an annuity, where you can leave a monetary legacy for loved ones without handing them everything at once. These vehicles can work in conjunction with your will or separately. Setting up something like this will allow you to decide who will receive what property and when, how old they must be, and under what circumstances. Depending on your wishes, you could allow them to experience life first, before receiving the full benefits from you. The possibilities are endless.

This is a superstition, and we all have them. If superstitions were true, then we would never walk across the path of a black cat, or we would constantly be throwing salt over our shoulders. The truth is, making a will is possibly the quickest, easiest way to show your Myth 3: “Life insurance is only family that you cared enough to not for people to profit off of me.” burden them with figuring what you This is a myth because life insurance would have wanted. Think of your will may be the single best way to leave a as your last message of love. monetary legacy to your loved ones. The benefits of a will are tremendous. You get to choose who is in charge. Whether rich or poor, everyone should So, you can avoid having a pushy or have life insurance. There are many TRUTH: Dispelling the myths nosy member of your family in charge, types of policies, for many situations. outlined here are important because when you would rather have a quieter, Whatever your particular circumstance, if you choose not to have a will or fairer family member in charge. Also, there is a policy which is right for you, life insurance or not to use certain without a will, the person handling some for pennies a day. vehicles, the law will decide how your Sometimes saving money is difficult, property is divided. Therefore, it is your estate would have to post a bond, but you can dispense of the bond in but if we had the means, there are people best to dispel the myths, create your we would want to assist. In addition, probate documents and let your loved your will. Finally, a well written will can we all take on so many responsibilities. ones know how much you cared about leave specific items to special people If we were gone tomorrow, we may them, through the gift of your love -or simply state how you want your burden our families with having to your legacy. property divided. You may choose adopt such responsibilities as caring for our children, taking care of our Like Us on To advertise call 440-390-8778 email family, friends, or evenoran important

Everything in this article is a glimpse of how we can begin to leave our legacy to those we love through probate documents. I encourage you to consult a lawyer to discuss how to begin to leave your own legacy. Kani Harvey Hightower is an associate attorney at Lynda Harvey Williams & Associates, with offices in Akron and Stow, Ohio. She has a J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law, where she is an Adjunct Professor of Law and the Bar Exam Coordinator. She also litigates criminal, civil and juvenile cases. Attorney Hightower lives in Copley with her husband and three children. Attorney Hightower is available to speak about this subject or any other area of her practice. If interested, please e-mail

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Methuselah Lived Methuselah did not live 1000 years. He lived 969 years. Life in Genesis was long. Biblical scholars debate, but many say that man truly lived much longer back then and proclaim that in the Millennium, a centurion will be considered an infant. Go Millennium! In Genesis, Adam lived to be 930, Seth to be 912, Enosh 905, Kenon 910, Mahalalel 895, Jared 962 and Noah 950 He was 600 when he built the ark. They don’t tell you how long the ladies lived, but my guess is that they lived even longer. Life Extension enthusiasts talk a lot about stem cell research and breaking the genetic codes leading to possible explosive breakthroughs in life span. Some are audacious enough to project even the possibility of achieving immortality. Oh My! Researchers have marveled at the subconscious ability of some long term prisoners to halt their aging process so as to literally stop time in order to pick up where they left off before they were incarcerated. I can only share that my houseguest this week was my 92 year old Godmother. I was thinking I might need to keep on hand such things as walkers, canes and oxygen. To my amazement, Aunt Olga and her 94 year old cousin, Mary ran me ragged! They cooked, shopped, socialized, dressed to kill, drove around, stayed up late, talked non stop, smiled continuously and laughed uproariously. They praised everything, appreciated everything and never complained about anything! Their joy of living not only seems to keep them alive, it feeds their life with meaning and purpose. “Joy hath a continual feast!” Whenever I feel a bit down, or a bit old, I stand up straight like them, smile big like them and play like a kid like them. The secret of youth, it seems. is to be like a child….love, laugh, live!

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The Cover "Gal on the Go" Gal on the go, Kani Harvey Hightower is gorgeous and oh so smart! We were about to enter The 1st Merit Bank Building in Downtown Akron where her office is on the 23rd floor. What Gal a great part of town, filled with Akron University on the buzz and city sophistication. She has a lot to say Go! about the power, wisdom and grace of leaving a legacy and the need to think ahead and plan your strategies. She got me thinking for sure about protecting my estate and my family. Be sure to read her article on p. 3. We both love fashion. Doesn’t she look wonderful in pink? I’m wearing a PAULA SINGLETON original design business hat, very wool and tweedy and daytime chic. Paula is now writing a column on our ASK THE EXPERT page featuring her hats. While she is a Kentucky Derby Hat Prizewinner, most of her hats have a tailored and practical style… whimsy with control. Love That Hat, her business by appointment in Fairlawn has become one of my new favorite places. My jewelry is Tiffany vintage and I am carrying a darling patent bag from Twila’s Treasure in Twinsberg. Went there with my Aunt this week and we went crazy…so many pretty things to choose from at great consignment prices, we couldn’t stock up fast enough. Here’s a Holiday Surprise for you….tear out the center section of the magazine this issue…it is a two page guide to thirteen fabulous consignments in the area. My hair is by HAIR SPECIALIST in Hudson and the cover photo is by Ken Love. Serving and Empowering the Women of Summit, Portage and Stark Counties


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What do you think of “Retiring the Word Retirement?”

Dee Siegferth President and CEO The Milestone Center for Retirement and Estate Planning, LLC 2780 S. Arlington Road Suite 201 Akron, Ohio 44312 330-644-0284

Did you realize that the word, “retirement,” is a fairly new concept?” A few generations ago, our ancestors continued to work either on the farm, a local store or business until they become sick or passed away, and women were housewives. Retirement became the norm when pensions and social security were the main source of income and began at a certain age. Today, pensions have almost disappeared and most women are working to make ends meet, help pay for college, and for all the extras that we all think we have to have, such as cable, cell phones, iPads, and eating out more than once a week. There’s good news and bad news for women planning ahead for their own retirement. The good news is you are most likely to be blessed with a long life. The bad news is women experience more life changes than men and have less saved for retirement. I meet with women, ages: 40, 50, and 60 years who are concerned that they have not been able to save enough to ever think of not working. Some of these women have experienced divorce, job interruptions, a serious illness or caring for a sick loved one. Today, women are different! Because of life changes, women have proven that they are resilient and want to be in control of their financial situation and future plans for where and how long they work.

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I often meet resilient women in my Retirement Planning Practice. You may have met someone like this woman before. She recently experienced a divorce in her mid 60s, which definitely rates up there as a life changing event. She has worked as a waitress most of her working years. She loves what she does and she has no plans on quitting. She has been paying herself first since she started her career by saving a portion of her tips. Since the divorce, she realized she needed a plan to make sure she had enough money to last for the rest of her life. After we developed her life plan, she is confident that her money will last, and she has protected it. This lady has no plans on stopping! Since we are living longer, money has to last longer, but life events happen! It is important to be prepared. The truth is retirement was just based on an arbitrary age using life expectancy. Let go of that arbitrary age, and be one of the women who are liberated from long time careers they haven’t always liked and moving on to personally fulfilling work that continues to produce income! They have retired the word, “retirement,” just like Sandra Lee, the president and publisher of The Summit County Women’s Journal and me, a former educator and school administrator. Email me your thoughts and concerns on “Retirement!”

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Three magical solutions for your hair problems… By Kelly Bartlett Are you a busy professional woman who needs to look great everyday? Is your hair a little thin on top and difficult to manage? Do you like to have volume at your crown but are tired of teasing and spraying? Do you have thin hair from illness or medical treatments? Don’t have time to wash your hair every day and still need to look great? Is your hair damaged by chemicals or too much color? If you find yourself answering yes to even one of these questions you are a candidate for a Natural Volume solution. The Hair Specialists have uncovered Hollywood’s best kept secret and are proud to spill the beans. Have you ever noticed how Hollywood stars have short hair one day and then long and gorgeous hair the next? And they NEVER have thin hair. Celebs don’t have super hair power. They are using a new type of enhancement called NATURAL VOLUME! This revolutionary four clip, no pain, hassle free attachment is made of real human hair. It’s as simple as a snap on, snap off, application. It can be shaped, styled, dyed, and blow-dried to make it blend seamlessly into your existing hair. Fine hair becomes full, thin hair becomes voluptuous, short hair suddenly grows, and medium hair can turn into an executive ponytail. You can even have long dramatic hair for an evening out.

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Thermal Straightening = Healthy, Shiny, Silky Straight Hair

By Lee Hendrickson Do you have curly, frizzy, unmanageable hair? Do you spend hours in front of the mirror trying to get your hair to be smooth, only to have it ruined once you step outside? Have traditional chemical relaxers damaged your hair to the breaking point? Throw your relaxers away because Japanese Thermal Straightening will give your time back along with silky smooth healthy hair. The Modern Permanent Smoothing Solution Japanese Thermal Straightening also known as Thermal Reconditioning is a modern permanent smoothing solution for your hair. This treatment transforms even the most curly and frizzy manes into a waterfall of straight, smooth, and silky healthy looking hair. Thermal Straightening uses a special chemical solution similar to perm solution (except healthier for your hair) to restructure the bonds of the hair, making it totally straight. Treated hair will remain straight and

will not become curly or wavy again. Frizzy Hair Wavy and curly hair is almost always frizzy because the cuticle is usually rough and porous. On the other hand, straight hair is smooth with a tightly closed cuticle, allowing light to reflect off its smooth surface. By straightening and smoothing the hair cuticle of the curly hair it becomes shinier, healthier and safer from the outside elements. This hair straightening process leaves hair glossy and frizz free. In fact, it even improves the hair’s texture. It will straighten any type of hair and with any degree of curl, whether you have Caucasian, Asian, African American, Latin , Middle Eastern, Norwegian hair. How It’s Done The Thermal Straightening process begins with an in depth assessment of the clients hair to determine the type and strength of the straightener and thermal conditioner to be used. The Hair Specialists are certified by Milbon-Liscio to perform every type of straightening service. We

can create a formula for every person from tight frizzy to uncooperative wavy hair, and we can make that hair silky straight or softly smooth. Traditional Relaxers vs. Thermal Straightening Traditional relaxers for straightening hair are known to damage the hair and must be touched up every six to eight weeks. The result is that the hair can become more dry and brittle with each application. It can even cause permanent hair damage! He opposite is true with Japanese Thermal Straightening. After Japanese Thermal Straightening, hair has more elasticity. It is soft and pliable. The technique works for almost all kinds of hair types and for women of all ethnic and racial background. It can even be done on color treated and highlighted hair! While the hair in the end is basically straight, its softness and pliability allows it to be curled for styling purposes. The straightened hair can be color treated or highlighted and the hair still remains silky, glossy, smooth

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WHAT: THE SIX AGES OF WOMAN Comedy Show with Mary Faktor WHEN: Thursday, November 15 SHOW TIME: 7:30pm OPTIONAL DINNER TIME: 5pm - 6:30pm For Dinner Reservations, call 330-454-5000 Special Dinner Buffet available for only $10.95 WHERE: The McKinley Grand Hotel, 320 Market Avenue South, Canton, Ohio, 44702 HURRY! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

SHOW TICKETS: $25 (order online with Visa, Master Card or Discover) at: CASH BAR: Special price cocktails in the pub and ballroom before, during and after the show Canton is delighted to welcome Mary Faktor’s One Woman Comedy Show, THE SIX AGES OF WOMAN, to the beautiful, historic, McKinley Grand Hotel Ballroom on Thursday, November 15, 2012. This popular PG-13 comedy show is praised as the perfect “Gals Night Out or Couples Date Night.” A member of the Screen Actors Guild and Global Speakers Federation, Professional actor and motivational speaker, Mary Faktor brilliantly delivers her hilarious presentation to sell-out audiences of all ages throughout the United States. You’ll “laugh til your face hurts” with her portrayal of her character, “Vicki Zawicki” as she ages 50 years through a series of six phone calls to her best friend, Madge. Although you never see Vicki’s husband or kids, you’ll know them all quite intimately by the end of this smash-hit 75 minute show.


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Watch time pass before your eyes as Vicki changes from starry-eyed teenager discovering love, to newly wed bride full of romantic dreams, to expectant mother anticipating her ideal family, to harried housewife of overly active children, to menopausal working woman, to grandmother trying to recapture the romance with her husband now that the kids are grown. You’re sure to see your own life during some part of Vicki’s metamorphosis, and you will no doubt laugh at yourself while doing so.

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WHO IS MARY FAKTOR? Mary is an actor, speaker, writer, workshop facilitator, business owner, life coach, and acting coach. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Global Speakers Federation, and is a graduate of The Second City. Mary is featured in several films, including American Splendor (with Paul Giamatti), The Winner Is (with Jerry Springer), Light Up Like Las Vegas (with Wayne Newton) and two soonto-be released indie films, Cleveland, I Love You (with Robin Svoboda & Leon Bibb), and The Wind Is Watching. Mary books other variety entertainers and speakers through her agency, Faktor’s Talent Network in Hudson. For more information on Mary, visit

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Adult Children Caring for Aging Parents Face Role Reversal by Jodi Wood RN BSN President Visiting Angels of Greater Akron, OH The catch phrase says it allâ&#x20AC;Ś adult children who are caring for their parents while also raising their own family are known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the sandwich generationâ&#x20AC;?. These family caregivers find themselves pulled in many directions, caring for a parent, raising their children, and often holding down a job as well. On top of all of this, adult caregivers are thrust into the awkward and often unwanted position of feeling like they are parenting their own parents. It can be unsettling to find yourself in this role. This reversal in the parenting role can give rise to stress for both parents and caregivers. A recent survey by the National Alliance for Care Giving and the

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Truth as I Perceive It Why We Still Struggle with Fear By Gloria A. Williams Fear…what does the word conjure up for you? Fear is a taxing emotion; we all struggle with it. Some fears are real and necessary; most are imagined. The dictionary describes fear as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, and pain, whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. Fear robs one of creativity, joy, and peace. Fear can torment the soul devastating a life. The outcome of fear is first seen in Genesis 3:10 when Adam hid from the Creator he loved because he was afraid. People do strange things when they are afraid. I have dealt with fear more than I like to think. Pregnant at 18, I was afraid to tell my parents. Although I married my baby’s father, I was still afraid. When my

daughter was born, I was afraid I wouldn’t be a good mother. When I got my first job at Goodyear, I was afraid I couldn’t handle it. When I divorced my children’s father, I was afraid of being alone and not having enough money. Later returning to college, I was afraid I wasn’t smart enough. Recently I experienced fear when I spotted a confused little mouse scattering around in my kitchen. Fear, fear, and more fear! We fear failure and some fear success. We fear terrorism, sudden disaster, and we even fear each other. Like most, I learned well to conceal my fears -- except for that stupid mouse! Internally, however, fear still has the power to lock away the soul forever discarding the keys. Fear is at the heart of many emotions. It can imprison the spirit by exposing the soul to feelings of negativity. Fear is probably the most difficult of all human emotions. Charles Stanley, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, teaches greed is the fear of not having enough; rejection is the fear of being unaccepted; guilt is the fear of being found out; a lack of confidence is the fear of failure; anger is the fear of not getting our way; jealousy is the fear of losing control; indecision is the fear of making the wrong decision; and abandonment is the fear of not being loved. Besides public speaking, the ultimate fear is declining health leading to death. Fear is powerful and

able to interrupt a life path of purpose redirecting it to a path of anguish and entrapment. Proverbs 22:4, however, teaches “The fear of the Lord brings wealth and honor and life.” Maybe this truth principle is why society suffers so much from poverty, dishonor, and apathy. We no longer fear a Divine Creator bigger than ourselves. We have rejected God replacing Him with organized religion, egotistic opinions, and worldly knowledge. Reverence for the holy is viewed as old fashioned. Even the innocence of children is compromised, no longer valued and protected. We want what we want, when we want it, at anyone’s expense. Our self-centeredness has not abated our slow dance with fear. There is an inevitable need to replace worldly fear with godly fear – to live with power instead of collapsing in panic. An honest look within our own hearts will be the start to rid us of fear. It is within the heart where we must authentically look and face the deeply hidden fears resting there unchallenged. This will be the distinct event that redeems us from fear replacing it with love. I John 4:18 reminds us perfect love casts out fear. This is what I perceive as true. You may email comments to Gloria A. Williams at

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Will The Jessica Logan Act Aid in the Prevention of Bullying? Ohio law previously required that public schools establish policies to prevent harassment, intimidation

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and bullying. The school was also required to establish procedures to enforce its policies and notify and educate staff, students and parents about the policies and procedures. The Jessica Logan Act, which went in effect May 4, 2012, expands on that law to prevent harassment, intimidation or bullying by electronic means, such as cell phones or computers. However, the schools have until November 4, 2012 to implement the policies and enforcement.

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Jessica Logan was a Cincinnati area teen who had taken nude photos of herself and sent them electronically to her boyfriend. When the photos were disseminated throughout the school, Jessica began to experience harassment by other students, both inside and outside school, in person and electronically. Shortly after grad-

(ii) Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.

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The law requires that school policies address incidents occurring on school property, school buses or at school sponsored events. The law obligates the school to enact policies for discipline of students found responsible for harassment, intimidation or bullying by means of an electronic act. The law does not create any new civil or criminal penalties. The State Board of Education will amend its model policy to reflect changes in the law and to assist Ohio schools in amending their policies for the upcoming school year. If you would like more information on this subject, please contact the office of John D. Ferrero, Stark County Prosecuting Attorney at 330-4517154 and ask to speak to Chief Juvenile Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Michelle Cordova.

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Maternal Depression By Beth Kuckuck, Children’s Program Coordinator Summit County Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health Services Board Pregnancy and childbirth can be a joyous time for families. But what if, rather than feeling joyful, you are overcome with anxiety, sadness, hostility, uncontrollable tearfulness or a lack of interest in your newborn? That is the experience of well over 1,200 women in Summit County. According to national statistics, between 10 and 20% of women experience maternal depression. For teen mothers and women in poverty, particularly minorities, that number escalates to between 40 to 60%.

Gwyneth Paltrow described her experience with maternal depression to Vogue UK Magazine “I just didn’t feel anything. I had no maternal instincts for (my son) … I just didn’t know what was wrong with me … I just felt crazy”. For Courtney Cox, it was anxiety attacks, panic and uncontrollable crying. Maternal depression is the most common complication of childbirth. Most symptoms appear 6 to 12 weeks after the baby’s birth, but can appear up to a year afterward. This is different from the” baby blues” which can occur for up to two weeks after the baby’s birth. Nearly 80% of women experience the “baby blues” with symptoms like

sadness, anxiety, irritability, frustration or mood swings. The “baby blues” usually resolve by two weeks after delivery and don’t require treatment but if symptoms last longer it may be maternal depression.

tive, the Summit County Maternal Depression network was created to ensure that mothers have help when they need it. As family and friends of those mothers, we can help by encouraging them to do just that.

There is hope. Maternal depression is real and treatable, just like other health problems experienced by pregnant women and new moms. “If I had been diagnosed with any other disease I would have worn it like a badge. I didn’t at first but finally I did fight,” Brooke Shields told People Magazine.

If you want information about the Summit County Maternal Depression Network and the First Things First Initiative go to www.

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Our Gift of Inspiration to You.... A Miracle in a Wisconsin School By Ron Rappoport Healthy diet improves life in wisconsin school OCTOBER 14. In Appleton, Wisconsin, a revolution has occurred. Its taken place in the Central Alternative High School. The kids now behave. The hallways arent frantic. Even the teachers are happy. The school used to be out of control. Kids packed weapons. Discipline problems swamped the principals office. But not since 1997. What happened? Did they line every inch of space with cops? Did they spray valium gas in the classrooms? Did they install metal detectors in the bathrooms? Did they build holding cells in the gym? Afraid not. In 1997, a private group called Natural Ovens began installing a healthy lunch program. Huh? Fast-food burgers, fries, and burritos gave way to fresh salads, meats “prepared with old-fashioned recipes,” and whole grain bread. Fresh fruits were added to the menu. Good drinking water arrived. Vending machines were removed. As reported in a newsletter called Pure Facts, “Grades are up, truancy is no longer a problem, arguments are rare, and teachers are able to spend their time teaching.”

At a nearby middle school, the new food program is catching on. A teacher there, Dennis Abram, reports, “Ive taught here almost 30 years. I see the kids this year as calmer, easier to talk to. They just seem more rational. I had thought about retiring this year and basically Ive decided to teach another year---Im having too much fun!” Pure Facts, the newsletter that ran this story, is published by a non-profit organization called The Feingold Association, which has existed since 1976. Part of its mission is to “generate public awareness of the potential role of foods and synthetic additives in behavior, learning and health problems. The [Feingold] program is based on a diet eliminating synthetic colors, synthetic flavors, and the preservatives BHA, BHT, and TBHQ.” Thirty years ago there was a Dr. Feingold. His breakthrough work proved the connection between these negative factors in food and the lives of children. Hailed as a revolutionary advance, Feingolds findings were soon trashed by the medical cartel, since those findings threatened the drugs-foreverything, disease-model concept of modern healthcare. But Feingolds followers have kept his work alive. If what happened in Appleton, Wisconsin, takes hold in many other communities across America, perhaps the ravenous corporations who invade school space with their vending machines and junk food will be tossed out on their behinds. It could happen.

Principal LuAnn Coenen, who files annual reports with the state of Wisconsin, has turned in some staggering figures since 1997. Drop-outs? Students expelled? Students discovered to be using drugs? Carrying weapons? Committing suicide? Every category has come up ZERO. Every year.

And perhaps ADHD will become a dinosaur. A non-disease that was once attributed to errant brain chemistry. And perhaps Ritalin will be seen as just another toxic chemical that was added to the bodies of kids in a crazed attempt to put a lid on behavior that, in part, was the result of a subversion of the food supply.

Mary Bruyette, a teacher, states, “I dont have to deal with daily discipline issues -- I dont have disruptions in class or the difficulties with student behavior I experienced before we started the food program.”

For those readers who ask me about solutions to the problems we face--here is a real solution. Help these groups. Get involved. Step into the fray. Stand up and be counted.

One student asserted, “Now that I can concentrate I think its easier to get along with people...” What a concept---eating healthier food increases concentration.

The drug companies arent going to do it. Theyre busy estimating the size of their potential markets. Theyre building their chemical pipelines into the minds and bodies of the young.

Principal Coenen sums it up: “I cant buy the argument that its too costly for schools to provide good nutrition for their students. I found that one cost will reduce another. I dont have the vandalism. I dont have the litter. I dont have the need for high security.”

Every great revolution starts with a foothold. Sounds like Natural Ovens and The Feingold Association have made strong cuts into the big rock of ignorance and greed.


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Calendar of Events Pick Your Date September 26 - Oct 24 Art for Kids Creative Fingers with Stacie W.G. Pinover. This class is geared to the younger child ages 3-6. 5 weeks, , Weds from 9:30 –11am or 12:30 – 2pm. An introduction to a variety of basic art concepts, such as: color, line, shape and texture. Storytelling and games are integrated with drawing, painting and sculpting. A nurturing environment stresses experimentation and fun. The class aims to create awareness and build confidence in basic art skills. Creative Fingers is an exciting introduction to the world of art with just the right balance of freedom and guidance. Give you child the gift of imagination. $135.00 non-members, 125.00 members (supplies included) Stacie developed the Art Smarts Program for Hudson Library and is a PAA studio artist. Register on-line here 1600 West Mill Street Peninsula, Ohio 44264 October 9, 2012 3:30 PM Akron Civic Theatre Angelina and her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki, and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina and her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet, and they are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on PBS KIDS’, ANGELINA BALLERINA THE MUSICAL is a family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles. Sun, October 7, 10am – 7pm Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival FREE Where State Route 322 & Ohio 528, Huntsburg, Geauga, Ohio 44046 (map) Description 43rd Annual Festival. Pumpkin Queen and Tot King & Queen Contest on Saturday. Big Parade (Sunday 2:15pm). Contests, Demonstrations & Exhibits, Animal Show, Kids Parade (Saturday 2:30pm) and much more. Where: State Route 322 & Ohio 528, Huntsburg, Geauga, Ohio 44046 When: October 6th and 7th 2012 October 9 Apple Mania 4:00-5:00PM Join us for an apple fest. We’ll make apple art, peel apples with an oldfashioned crank peeler, taste different


types of apples and make and enjoy tasty apple treats. Sign up for this program. K-6. Kenmore Branch Library 330-745-6126 gbowen@

October 26th 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Jr. Ranger Family: Hooting Owl Hike and Autumn Star Night Friday, Search for owls and stars in this combined Jr. Ranger Family program.

October 12, 7pm – 10pm Boettler Park - Green 5300 Massillon Rd North Canton, OH 44720 The City of Green Parks & Recreation Division has teamed up with the Green YMCA and Camp Y-Noah for October hayrides! Specific hayride evenings are: October 5 & 6, October 12, & 13, and October 19 & 20 (Hayrides begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 only). Times are from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. are family-friendly hayrides; 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. are haunted hayrides. Cost is $6/ person pre-sale; $10/person at the gate; and $1 for children 5 years old and younger

October 27 Halloween Fun: A Special Saturday Story Time 11:00AM Dress up in your costume for stories, treats, and spooktacular activities! No need to sign up, just join us any Saturday we’re open for Saturday Story Time. Location: Main Library.

October 13, Fall Family Outing: Saturday, 6:00-9:00PM Autumn comes to life with FREE hayrides, bonfires, storytellers, live music, refreshments and more during this family friendly event. Silver Creek Metro Park/Beach Area 5000 Hametown Rd Norton, Ohio . www. October 13, Jr. Ranger Family: Bird watching at Ira Trailhead 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Explore the forest floor for fallen seeds. Saturday, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM October 16, Preschool Dance Party With fall in the air it is hard to get those energetic preschoolers out to play, so come join us for an hour of fun and movement. Miss Diane 330-659-4343dnagy@akronlibrary. org October 19-21, Princess Pass The Little Mermaid William G. Frye Theater 2:00-4:00 PM 1001 Market Av N Canton, Ohio 44702 box office 330-453-7617 October 25, Family Dance Evenings Scooby Doo-bop Dress up, make believe, and move to the music together with this fun dance class series led by a professional dancer. Attend one session or all of them. No experience or skill required. Make sure to wear. your comfortable dance clothes. This program is for preschool to grades 5. Space is limited; please call the library to sign up

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October 27, Haunted Gingerbread Houses 11:00 – 12:00PM Families are welcome to join us to assemble and decorate a Haunted Gingerbread House. A donation of one bag of candy would be appreciated. And there will be a limit of one house per family. For families with children in grades 5 and under. Registration is required and begins October 13th. Space is limited. Kent Free Library Meeting Room October 30 Haunted Gingerbread Houses 4:00-5:00PM. Create a “haunted” gingerbread house that is good enough to eat. Call the library to sign up.....before your spot disappears! You must sign up for this program. K-6. Contact: Kenmore Branch Library 330-745-6126 Location: Highland Square November 3rd Jr. Ranger Jr. Family: Creatures of the Night Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Jr. Ranger Jrs. learn about creatures of the night. October 28, November 25, December 16 Akron Chapter of the Ohio Country and Western Music Association Monthly show at St. Nichalis Catholic Church, 1051 Robinson Ave., Barberton, OH Oct. 28th covered dish at 12:30, show 1-4pm. meeting at 4pm. Nov. 25th Show 1-4pm, meeting 4pm. Dec. 16th Show 1-4pm, meeting 4pm. Also we have a Covered Dish and Jam Session at Ritchie Hall, in Tallmadge, OH. Oct. 16th - Tues. 6pm. Nov. 20th - Tues. 6pm.

1001 Market Av N Canton, Ohio 44702 box office 330-453-7617 November 10, Preschool Pumpkin Patch Party 10-11AM Professional dancer, Shananne Lewis, will help you celebrate all things autumn with a pumpkin song and dance party. Wear comfortable clothing in your finest fall colors and experiment with music and dance. For preschoolers with a caregiver. No sign up is needed for this program. November 17, 10am – 9pm Holiday Tree Festival (FREE) 77 East Mill Street Akron, OH (map) Time: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m Sundays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Thanksgiving 2 p.m. - 6 p.m). The annual Holiday Tree Festival displays over 200 decorated full-size trees, wreaths, miniature trees, gingerbread displays and countless holiday creations. Each year individuals enjoy wonderful local entertainment surrounded by 85,000 strings of dazzling lights. All display items are for sale and proceeds help to support patient care programs, education and research at Akron Children’s Hospital. Since its inception in 1982, the Volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital have raised nearly $3 million from this spectacular event of trees and holiday displays. http:// aspx November 18, 2012 2:30 PM The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do The Circulations,” it’s lighting up stages everywhere. Adult - Day of Show $10.00 Adult - Advanced - $8.00 Children 3 - 12 yrs of age - $5.00 Children 2 yrs of age and younger $0.00

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November 22nd Kinderealm: Woodpeckers Children 3-5 and their adult companions join naturalist Pat Rydquist to discover the pecking order of woodpeckers. Registration begins Oct 30. 330-865-8065 Shady Hollow Summit County Metropark.

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Day by Day Monday mornings-Baby Time Akron-Summit Co. Public LibraryHighland square 807 W. Market St Akron, Ohio 44303 more info: September 10-October 29 10:1011:10AM Birth-18mos. Miss KT will share a mix of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and movement activities appropriate for very young children. Parents will participate in early literacy skill building. Tuesday Night-Preschool Story Time Akron-Summit Co. Public Library-Highland square October 2-November 20 6:30-7:30PM 3-6year olds Tuesdays Teen Tuesdays A hodgepodge of fun! 1st and 3rd and last Tuesdays of each month Ages 12-18. Mogodore Branch Library 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM. 330-6289228 Wednesdays Story Time For ages 2-6 years. 10:30AM Ms. Laurie will use books, flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to engage children in stories. Your children will be active participants

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Your Guide to Events Happening in Summit, Stark and Portage counties! in Story Time. Each session will conclude with a craft. No advanced sign up is required. Ellet Branch Library 330.784.2019 Thursdays-Toddler Time-Highland Square September 20-November 8 10:30-11:30AM 19-35 months Fridays Baby Play Group 10:30AM For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver. Meet new friends and bring your little one for a first group play experience. Join other moms, dads, grandmas, and caregivers for a group playtime at the library. The library will provide a meeting room and developmentally appropriate toys. Tallmadge Library 330.633.4345 Saturdays Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! Cars and Things that Go: A Special Saturday Story Time 11AM: A Special Saturday Story Time as a part of the library’s Inventapalooza Stories, activities, and fun all about cars and other things that go. For all ages. No sign up needed just join us every Saturday we’re open for our Saturday Story Times! Contact: Children’s Library 330.643.9050 Location: Main Library. Sundays Sunday Story Time Sampler 2:00PM. Stories, songs and activities with a different librarian each week. For all ages. No need to sign up, just join us any Sunday we’re open! Contact: Children’s Library 330.643.9050 Location: Main Library

Date by County Portage County Guyette Farms: Corn Maze and More. Corn maze, petting zoo, hay rides, round bale obstacle course, children’s bale maze, corn box slide, children’s crafts and more. Where: 10833 Chamberlain Rd. Mantua, Ohio 44255 When: Saturdays & Sundays beginning September 22 - October 28, 2012 Hours: Saturdays 11AM- 7PM (last ticket sold at 6pm) Sundays 11AM5PM (last ticket sold at 4pm) Admission Prices: $5.00 for ages 3 and up. Children 2 and under are FREE. Contact: 330-562-5234 Every weekend in October. Derthick’s Corn Maze & Farm Experience Corn maze ( A Tribute

to John Glenn) and farm experience includes wagon ride, free pony ride, animal experience, and a ride on the bucking cow train. Where: 5182 ST RT 82, Mantua Ohio 44255 Hours: Fridays 5-11PM (last ticket sold is at 9:30 PM) Saturdays 1-11PM (last ticket sold is at 9:30 PM) and Sundays 1-5PM. Admission Prices: Corn Maze $8.00, Farm Experience $8.00 or Both $14.00 Contact: 330-352-0429

Pumpkin cannon, corn pool, petting farm, hayrides, corn maze, hay maze, pedal tractor obstacle course, face painting, and more.5150 Alger Rd Richfield, Ohio 44264 Sat-Sun 10-6. $5 13 & up, $3 4-12, 3 & under FREE. 330-659-2526

Dussel Farms Fall Pumpkin Festival. 6 Acre corn maze, a “ Haunted Bus”, and a Free tent maze for children. On the weekends only, there will be face painting, caramel apples, and kettle corn. Where: 1109 Old Forge Rd. Brimfield, Ohio 44240 When: October 1 to October 31, 2012 Hours: Daily 9AM -7PM Contact: 330-673-5957

October 13-28. Boo at the Zoo Time: Fridays - 5:30 - 8 p.m./Saturdays & Sundays - 3 - 8 p.m. info@akronzoo. org. Saturday, October 13t Events at Hale Farm and Village 2686 Oak Hill Rd Bath, Ohio 44210

Stark County September 22nd through October 21st, 2012 Arrowhead Orchard Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Hay Rides. Hayrides through the apple orchard and pumpkin patch. Hay Mountain, Hamster Run, Blue Bull and 2 different corn mazes. 11724 Libson St. SE Paris, Ohio 44669 Hours: Saturdays & Sundays Noon to 5PM Admission Cost: $5.00 per person and children under 2 are Free Contact: 330-862-2733 October 1-31st Nickajack Farms Fall Festival 30 minute hayride, corn maze challenge, petting zoo, discovery barn(hands on learning), midway games, pony rides, train rides. 2955 Manchester Av NW North Lawrence, OH 44666 Daily 11AM-dark. 330-3239714. October 6-28 Maize Valley Farm 8 acre dinosaur corn maze, wagon rides, pig races, duck races, pan for gold, petting pasture, pumpkin cannon demos, Children’s area with straw crawl, tire pile, train rides and more… 6193 Edison St NE Hartville, Oh 44632. Mon-Tues noon-7PM, WedThurs noon-9PM, Fri-Sat noon-10PM Sun Noon-4PM Admission $9 13 and up, $7 2-12. Under 2 FREE. Contact 330-877-8344 Summit County October weekends 2012 Luther’s Farm Fall Fest

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October 12th Fall Family Fishing Day ages 7-12 Become a Jr. Ranger! Friday 10:00AM-2:00PM at Horseshoe Pond. Free. Parent or guardian required to attend. 330-6572379 Ext 100.

October 5, 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM Leaves on Trees Each one hour Fun on the Farm program consists of a craft, a story, rhyme or song, a snack and a visit to a museum site. Recommended for ages 2-6. Members: $8 per child, 1 adult free Non-Members: $10 per child, 1 adult free. Additional adults: $5 each Registration for Fun on the Farm is required. Hale Farm & Village 330-666-3711 x1720 October 12, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Too Many Apples Each one hour Fun on the Farm program consists of a craft, a story, rhyme or song, a snack and a visit to a museum site. Recommended for ages 2-6. Members: $8 per child, 1 adult free Non-Members: $10 per child, 1 adult free Additional adults: $5 each. October 12, 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM SHOW AND TELL ME A STORY Kids 1 to 3 join a naturalist for this special 30-minute story time for tots! Siblings over 3 can attend but cannot participate. Older siblings ages 3 to 6 can attend our monthly Kinderealm programs. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 10/4 330-865-8065 FASN/ Visitors Center October 13, 6:00-9:00 PM FALL FAMILY OUTING Fall into autumn fun with free hayrides, bonfires, naturalist activities, live music, apple cider, cookies and more. A wheelchairaccessible hay wagon is available. SC/Pheasant Run October 13-14, 20-21. Harvest Festival 10:00AM-5:00PM Come home to Hale in the fall for the

annual Harvest Festival. Experience the sights, tastes and sounds of the Cuyahoga Valley in the fall jumping into hay piles, tasting apple butter & cider and soak up the last of the season with us. Adult Admission - $10.00 per ticket. Child Admission - $5.00 per ticket. October 17, 1:00 PM KINDEREALM: FALL COLORS Red and yellow, green and brown leaves are falling to the ground. Children 3 to 6 with their adult companions learn about these fall colors. A craft and hike are part of the program. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 9/27 330-865-8065 F/Coventry Oaks October 17, 5:00 – 7:00PM MEET CHEEKS Stop by and meet Cheeks the chipmunk at the trailhead and receive a Metro Pack trading card, then hike the trail on your own to earn Fall Hiking Spree credit. Cancelled if it rains. FR/Brushwood October 19, 6:30PM TIMBERDOODLE AUTUMN All ages: Join Metro Parks and the City of Twinsburg to discover the amazing American woodcock and attempt to witness its fall migration displays and calls. LP/Pond Brook October 27, 7:00PM SCARY CREATURES NIGHT Join a naturalist for this hike along the 1.1-mile Cherry Lane/Fernwood Loop to search for creatures of the night. FASN October 22, 10:30 AM KINDEREALM: FALL COLORS Red and yellow, green and brown leaves are falling to the ground. Children 3 to 6 with their adult companions learn about these fall colors. A craft and hike are part of the program. Registration is not required for this Kinderealm program at Goodyear Heights Metro Park. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. GYH/Pavilion

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AAAt the six-story-tall, domed Cleveland Clinic OMNIMAX® Theater, we’re taking films to new heights. This state-of-the-art theater surrounds you with breathtaking, multi-story images and 11,600 watts of ultra-real digital sound, making you feel like you are actually in these educational adventure films. Location Great Lakes Science Center. Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Open daily: 10am - 5:30pm (and until 9pm on Wed. Steamship William G Mather Maritime Museum (216) 574-6262 1001 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH | Directions Cleveland Museum of Natural History Visitor Information Hours of Operation Monday through Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday: 10 am to 10 pm Sunday: noon to 5 pm Closed: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Museum will close at 4 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Driving Directions General Admission Tickets Adults (ages 19 and up): $10.00; $6 after 5 pm on Wednesdays Youths (ages 7 through 18): $8.00 College students with ID: $8.00 Seniors (60 and up or with a Golden Buckeye Card): $8.00 Accessibility (wheelchair) rate: $7.00 Children (ages 3 to 6): $7.00 Toddlers (age 2 and under): FREE Natureguide Audio Tour In-depth information about Museum exhibits is just a phone call away! * Look for the audio tour symbols posted throughout the galleries. * Dial (216) 453-4174 and enter the posted exhibit number, followed by the # key. * Enter another exhibit number at any time. Planetarium Tickets $4 each with general admission FREE for members and their guests FREE for toddlers (children’s planetarium programs scheduled weekends and school holidays)

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Doggy GoGo & Kitty GaGa An Extraordinary Pet Salon

By Sandra Lee

I was delighted to visit Doggy Go Go and Kitty Ga Ga over the weekend. Wow! This is no ordinary pet grooming salon. The animals were literally breathtaking as they pranced into the waiting arms of their proud owners. This is as good as it gets in this field and I was really surprised at how reasonable the prices were. It was also a great shopping space for unusual gifts and gourmet items for pets. Let me tell you a little about it and about four women there that you should know. Vivian Lee, the owener is a highly trained, award winning groomer, skilled in hand scissoring and trained by a world famous champion groomer. To Vivian, grooming dogs is an art. Natalie is the first cat groomer in the state of Ohio who received the Master certification from the National Cat Grooming Institute of America. Monica is an animal rescuer and a well trained groomer. Her compassion enables her to offer extra help to special needs dogs. Sarah is a complete pet stylist and pet care specialist.

owners.. One of the products include the #1 selling pet product in the U.S right now, The Thundershirt which helps dogs with anxiety or fear of certain things such as thunderstorms or traveling.. Many other products include natural treats, dental health products, & plenty of grooming shampoos & tools to help maintain your pets pretty coat. Our Kitty Ga Ga boutique has all the latest trends in the cat world.. Including automatic self cleaning litter box, the Citi Kitty toilet training kit (which teaches your kitty to use a toilet) & FroliCat toys.

Lots of christmas gifts for pets & pet lovers.. Doggy Go Go Services Include: Kitty GaGa Services Include:

They quote on their website that “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole – Roger Caras” At Doggy Go Go and Kitty Ga Ga they are getting more than a bath and a hair cut, they are getting all the love, attention and praise they deserve. Doggy Go Go is getting new merchandise in each & every day for pets & pet

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Protect Yourself From Crime The Reality of Law & Order By Sherri Bevan Walsh Summit County Prosecutor My office recently had three rape cases, all involving young girls, on trial during the same week. I don’t think we’ve ever had three rape trials – let alone three involving minors -at once. I began that week eager to tell the world how proud I am of the prosecutors who handled these difficult cases and won convictions. I am very proud of them. Unfortunately, the outcomes were not as we expected.

so we were at first confused why one defendant went free.

They have told us this even when they believe the victim.

Then we realized that the only defendant found not guilty was the only one who denied having sexual contact with the victim.

Jurors often tell my assistant prosecutors that they would have convicted, if only there were more DNA or a full confession or a corroborating witness or security footage that wasn’t so blurry or some other piece of evidence those shows have taught the public to expect.

Rape cases are extremely difficult. They are emotional and complicated, and often our case rests on whether the jury finds the victim or defendant more credible.

The juries on two cases found the defendants guilty. However, the jury on the third case found the defendant not guilty.

With the proliferation of crime shows on TV, the public has come to expect cases that are clear-cut. Just like on TV, they expect to see every detail of the crime unfold before them. Reality does not give us the opportunity to have every possible bit of evidence like Detectives Benson and Stabler on “Law & Order.”

In our eyes, all three of those cases should have resulted in swift guilty verdicts. The cases were fairly similar,

Juries often comment after trial that there just wasn’t enough -- or the right -- evidence for them to convict.


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But the reality is that defendants don’t always confess. There isn’t always a video or photograph. Even when there is, they are usually grainy.

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Most crimes are committed in secret, out of the view of others. Defendants often prey on the most vulnerable in hopes they will not be believed. This so-called “CSI Effect” adds to our burden of proof. But we continue to do our best to build a case with the available evidence and hope that the jury can separate what makes good TV from reality. While we are successful in the great majority of our cases, our hearts go out to the victims in those times we do not prevail.

SHERRI BEVAN WALSH Prosecuting Attorney County of Summit

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Faceless: Off the Book and Off the Grid By Amanda E. van Brakle

I’m going to go ahead and say that I hate election season. I mean, I really hate it. It seems to bring out the worst in everyone and since Ohio is pretty much always considered a swing state (and even though I don’t watch TV or read the newspaper), I find myself inundated with message after message and image after image of hateful, spiteful and sometimes downright ridiculous political posturing. The funny part about it is that most people I know already know who they will be voting for in November and no amount of argument or propaganda is going to change anyone’s mind. And yet here we all are, squabbling like jerks with one another. Accusing our friends and loved ones of being idiots for having different opinions than we do and making outrageous statements about each other and one another’s choices.* I hate that every time I try to watch a Korean cooking show or a nail art tutorial on youtube, I have to first sit through anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes of political propaganda. I hate that every time I turn on the radio, I hear about how so and so is going to destroy everything or some half-baked conspiracy theory about what’s his head. The worst, by far, is facebook. Oh, man. All I want to do is get on there and read my friends’ status updates, which are usually comprised of funny anecdotes or (if I may quote Maggie Smith in Harry Potter), “well mannered frivolity.” Right around the beginning of August, the mud-slinging began. I sat by and watched as people who ordinarily get along accused one another of idiocy. I watched as people who are normally loving and To advertise call 440-390-8778 or email

supporting started dismissing entire chunks of society as uneducated or ill-intentioned. No one seemed to have anything good to say about his or her candidate of choice (which is weird, isn’t it?), but everyone seemed to have something terrible to say about the “other guy” and his supporters. I had always toyed with the idea of deactivating my facebook account, but I never truly considered it as an option. I do a lot on there. It is a primary form of communication between myself and some of the people who I care about. It’s a convenient way to keep abreast of what’s going on with everyone. I was always careful never to “friend” anyone who I didn’t know in actual life. Not to mention, I use it to invite people to events and for myriad other reasons. When you break it down, it’s a really convenient site and I couldn’t picture myself not using it. However, as things unfolded and as the election drew nearer, I found myself checking it obsessively to see who would say what and to scoff at those with whom I did not agree. I found myself seeking out discord. And that’s not me at all. So I deactivated and immediately went into withdrawal. It’s weird to think of withdrawal from a website, but I don’t think I realized how much time I was spending on it. Literal hours per day. I would think that I was just killing time, but before I knew it, I would have spent two hours killing time. And that’s two hours that I could have spent doing anything else besides looking for an argument or checking to see if so-and-so had come up with anything to rival

my most recent witty quip. I didn’t know what to do with myself for the first few days. What I ended up doing a lot of was watching documentaries, specifically about the outer reaches of the solar system. I also found myself blogging, making comics and writing more. I tried new recipes. I taught myself how to do acrylic manicures. I played with our cats. In essence, I actually engaged in my interests rather than contenting myself with writing short status updates about them. After my short withdrawal period, I felt liberated. Like I had freed up tons of time. I didn’t realize how much time I had, actually, until I realized how much time I had been wasting. Ironically and possibly hypocritically, I was back a few weeks later. So far, I have scaled way back in comparison, though. I don’t check obsessively and some days, I don’t look at it at all. And as far as election season goes, I think my friends must be as tired of hearing about it as I am, as it seems everyone has calmed down with the stream of derogatory remarks. Will I be happy when election season is over? Yes, I will. But from this exercise I was able to come to the conclusion (one which should have been obvious), that I can elect to spend my time how I want to spend it. That I can live primarily rather than vicariously. That sometimes being a little more inaccessible can make a person more accessible to herself. *Sidebar – Regardless of who you are voting for, get out and vote! It is your right and your privilege as a United States citizen and you are doing yourself a disservice by not taking full advantage of that right!

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Are you being disinherited or are you leaving your stuff to the wrong person? Take the “Beneficiary Check Challenge” before the end of the year! By Dee Siegferth, MA, RR, IAR, RIA

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Every day someone is disinherited from a pension account, 401k, or an old life insurance policy because the beneficiary form was wrong or outdated. Have you worked several places and have old 401ks, that may have put your mom or divorced husband as By: Dee Siegferth your beneficiary? Did you know that most beneficiary forms are The Milestone Center wrong? Be your own protector! You don’t want to deal with for Retirement & Estate Planning, LLC probate court later on because mom died and left her male friend her life insurance policy. Take the “Beneficiary Check Challenge” 330-644-0284 for yourself and your loved ones.

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When it comes to fashion accessories, hats are hot. Whether you’re making a statement with a fabulous fascinator or pairing a sassy newsboy cap with your favorite jean jacket, great headwear transforms a humble outfit into a look that’s chic, cool and complete. Award-winning milliner, Paula Singleton, has been designing and creating women’s hats for nine years. She understands that a great hat is much more than just a functional object – it can also be an artful accessory that expresses the personality of its wearer and accentuates her best features.

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Repair, Restore and Renew Your Car to... By Sandra Lee I was delighted to discover a first class auto detailing establishment in Stow. Voted best in Akron/Canton by the Fox 8 hot list and voted Akron Beacon’s Best, JAY CLEAN, professional auto detailing, isn’t winning trophies for nothing. Owner, Jay Denton is proud of his over ten year record of stellar service to his customers. Jay specializes in quality automobile, hand wash, interior and exterior detailing for clients who “want it done right!” “We treat every customer on an individual basis. Every vehicle has its own needs. Every customer has his or her own expectations”,

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